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Old 01-20-2012, 05:25 PM
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i currently live in the suburbs now and it is as boring as it gets. i'm in my 20s and most people are are the married, with kids type. lots of older people.

i've always wanted to live in a big city. right now i'm an hour outside of philly, but i hate philly. i also hate cold weather. im an outdoor type, but since i hate the cold im couped up for half the year. i was thinking about moving to someplace like LA or Miami. big, warm, things to do, fun, beaches...all that good stuff. i want to be somewhere with a lot to do and see.

the only thing thats held me back is my family is very close knit and i have good friends here. although my friends have started to bore me a lot lately and i feel like im stagnating here. has anyone ever been in a situation like this and it hit really hard after moving? i know my family would be really upset if i moved but i feel like its something i need to do.

right now im saving up money if i decide to move. i want at least 15 months living expenses banked. its hard to find jobs around here so if i move and then have to find work id imagine it might take awhile. i could probably have that before next winter (woohoo!)

guess im just looking for general advice mostly. i've lived in this area my whole life (aside from college, which was great!) so its a big decision
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Old 01-21-2012, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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The biggest problem I had when moving across the country was looking at photo albums my family onthr east coast kept, and how many cool "little" events I missed.

That being said, the move from NY to Southern California was very easy, easily made new friends, found a great job and have no regrets.
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